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There are two main types of brain cancer. Primary brain cancer starts in the brain. Metastatic brain cancer starts somewhere else in the body and moves to the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Also called glioma, meningioma.
Extra DNA scooped up alongside cancer-causing genes helps drive tumor growth

Extra DNA scooped up alongside cancer-causing genes helps drive tumor growth

Researchers identify a promising drug pair to attack deadly childhood brain cancers

Researchers identify a promising drug pair to attack deadly childhood brain cancers

Fosun Pharma, MimiVax to jointly develop and commercialize SurVaxM therapy in U.S.

Fosun Pharma, MimiVax to jointly develop and commercialize SurVaxM therapy in U.S.

Lithium corrects radiation damage to brain in young cancer patients

Lithium corrects radiation damage to brain in young cancer patients

Study on sea sponge opens up possibilities to create new antitumor drugs

Study on sea sponge opens up possibilities to create new antitumor drugs

CCNY researchers receive two U.S. patents for brain cancer-detecting innovation

CCNY researchers receive two U.S. patents for brain cancer-detecting innovation

Fluorescent tags help diagnose and monitor brain gliomas more effectively

Fluorescent tags help diagnose and monitor brain gliomas more effectively

Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome

Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome

New blood test could help hasten the diagnosis of brain tumors

New blood test could help hasten the diagnosis of brain tumors

New insight into meningioma - possibility of targeted therapy

New insight into meningioma - possibility of targeted therapy

"Goldilocks" balance holds key to awakening the body's immune response to combat brain cancer

"Goldilocks" balance holds key to awakening the body's immune response to combat brain cancer

Study may lead to new therapeutic methods for treating aggressive brain cancer

Study may lead to new therapeutic methods for treating aggressive brain cancer

UC experts explore if ketogenic diet could help make treatments for glioblastoma

UC experts explore if ketogenic diet could help make treatments for glioblastoma

New imaging technology may help surgeons better detect cancer during surgery

New imaging technology may help surgeons better detect cancer during surgery

Healthy neurons form surprising connections with aggressive brain cancer cells

Healthy neurons form surprising connections with aggressive brain cancer cells

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

New finding could become glioblastoma’s Achilles heel

New finding could become glioblastoma’s Achilles heel

Leukemia drug appears to be effective in treating deadly pediatric brain tumor

Leukemia drug appears to be effective in treating deadly pediatric brain tumor

Study provides new insight into how cells maintain their identity

Study provides new insight into how cells maintain their identity

New biomarkers help predict response to treatment in common brain tumor

New biomarkers help predict response to treatment in common brain tumor